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SUMMER 2012 NEWSLETTER
2011 College and Career Readiness Indicators Reports Released
In partnership with the Hawai‘i Department of Education and the University of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i P-20 released the 2011 College and Career Readiness Indicators Reports, which presents information on how well graduates are prepared to meet the DOE's Vision of a High School Graduate. Notable highlights from this year's report include:
- An average of 53 percent of public high school graduates in the Class of 2011 entered postsecondary education for the Fall semester after their graduation, an increase of three percent from 2010. Of these students, 26 percent went on to a four-year college and 27 percent went to a community college.
- The University of Hawai‘i remains the top choice for public high school graduates. Forty percent of college-going students went to one of the ten campuses in the UH system and enrolled in Fall 2011.
- At 81 percent, Kalani High School topped the state in the number of students enrolling for college. Nanakuli High School continues to make steady gains in their college going rate, with an increase from 21 percent in 2009 to 27 percent in 2010, to 33 percent for Class of 2011.
For complete CCRI School Summaries and Technical Report, click here.
Building the State's Statewide Longitudinal Data System
Hawai‘i P-20 continues to take the lead in coordinating the state's various data initiatives. The team has been working with the Hawai‘i Department of Education, University of Hawai‘i and Department of Labor and Industrial Relations on the building of the P20W Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS).
As the search for a vendor to build the system continues, work is already in progress with Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC aka HIPASS) to build an interim longitudinal reporting tool to generate cross agency analysis reports.
The Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) was awarded $3.4 million by the Institute of Education Services, a branch of the U.S. Department of Education, to collaborate with the University of Hawai‘i System (UH), Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), and other partners to build a quality, robust P20 LDS that will be developed by Hawai‘i P-20. The grant will focus on using inter-agency individual-level data from early childhood education to the workforce to improve educational and workforce development outcomes to achieve the state's goal of 55% of Hawai‘i's working age adults will have a two or four year college degree by 2025.
Interstate data sharing is also at the forefront with a pilot project funded by Gates Foundation and headed by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Four states to include Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Hawai‘i have agreements in place to share de-identified student and workforce data to analyze human capital migration across these states for educational and workforce objectives.
Finally, early childhood data initiatives are starting to pick up momentum as the Federal State Support Team (SST) engage with Head Start organizations in participating states to start planning data sharing with their states' SLDS.
15 to Finish Campaign Launched Under Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative
Hawai‘i P-20 has been working with a team headed by University of Hawai‘i President MRC Greenwood on a new Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative campaign called "15 to Finish". The campaign encourages full-time students attending or planning to attend the University's two or four year campuses to take 15 credits per semester to graduate on time.
Studies show that students who complete college on time have higher GPAs and higher rates of graduation than students who take less than 15 credits per semester and are not on track to complete college on time. Currently in Hawai‘i, full-time students take 5.8 years to earn a four year degree and 5.6 years to earn a two year degree on average.
The campaign, launched in May 2012, features a promotional video and brochure, and starting in June, there will be television, radio and print advertising, as well as other outreach and promotional efforts coordinated at the UH campus level by their communication departments.
For more information on the campaign and to see the promotional video and brochure, click here.
Hawai‘i P-3 Work Showcased at Two National Gatherings
In May, Hawai‘i P-3, along with Hawai‘i P-3 demonstration site coordinators, Hawai‘i grant makers, early childhood leaders and State House Representative Roy Takumi, attended the W.K. Kellogg Learning Labs Conference in Mississippi. The Learning Labs is a national movement, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to radically improve early learning (birth to age 5) for all children in the United States and to provide a forum in which the participants share their expertise, successful strategies, lessons learned, major challenges and commitment to the P-3 work. Hawai‘i has been one of four states selected to participate in this unique partnership since 2008. At the Learning Labs Conference, Hawai‘i P-3 highlighted some of the state's successes in its five P-3 demonstration sites as well as provided an update on the state's policies on early learning.
Hawai‘i P-3 was also invited to a meeting hosted by the University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) and Teachstone entitled Using Evidence-Based Tools to Support Teaching and Learning. The goal of this meeting was to gather information from schools, districts, and states regarding the use of evidence-based classroom tools for teacher evaluation and support systems, including the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and MyTeachingPartner (MTP) Coaching model, which are both being implemented in the Hawai‘i P-3 demonstration sites. The meeting provided an opportunity for the authors of the CLASS and MTP to hear feedback from Hawai‘i P-3 about its work being a CLASS observer as well as its coordination with schools implementing MTP in its five P-3 demonstration sites.
Students Take Charge of Their Future
This Spring, Hawai‘i P-20, Clear Channel Hawai‘i, and Oceanic Time Warner Cable sponsored the "Take Charge of Your Future" Commercial Script Writing Challenge. Over 146 students from 44 schools statewide submitted a commercial script to encourage their peers to prepare for college and careers. Leilani Pasol, a rising junior from Kauai High School, was selected as the grand prize winner, who will have her script professionally produced into a commercial to air on television and radio statewide.
Winners in various grade categories were selected by a panel of judges representing the Hawai‘i State Student Council, Hawai‘i Advertising Federal and others. First place winners in each category will receive a new Apple iPad. Second place and third place winners will receive Dr. Dre High Performance Headphones and an Apple iPod Shuffle, respectively.
A big mahalo to our judges:
- Karen Lee, Executive Director, Hawai‘i P-20
- Paulette Ito, Marketing Director, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union
- MaryAnn Sacharski, Director of Sales, Oceanic Time Warner Cable
- Ryan Kawamoto, 2012 Hawai‘i Advertising Federation Ad Man of the Year
- Lori Kimura, 2012 Hawai‘i Advertising Federal Ad Woman of the Year
- Angelica Lao, Hawai‘i DOE State Student Council Representative
To see a complete list of winners click here. Thank you to our media sponsors: Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Clear Channel Hawai‘i, Napa Auto Parts, Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, and Leavitt Yamane and Soldner.
Hawai‘i P-20 Receives HKL Castle Grant for 2012-13
The University of Hawai‘i Foundation has been awarded over $330,000 by the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation to support Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education's work to significantly strengthen the educational pipeline for Hawai‘i's students. The one-year grant specifically supports Hawai‘i P-20's work in the areas of longitudinal data, policy research and communications.
The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation has invested significantly in public education as part of its commitment to close the achievement gap so that all of Hawai‘i's children have access to a high-quality education. This includes investments in Hawai‘i P-20 since 2008, in both its strategic outcomes and P-3 work.
National Leader on Common Core State Standards Addresses Hawai‘i Educators
Susan Pimentel, a principal author of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), was the featured speaker at a Writing Summit hosted by Hawai‘i P-20 in collaboration with the Hawai‘i Department of Education Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Support. This event was the first in a series of summits designed to strengthen and deepen alignment between K-12 and higher education based around the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For more information on the event click here.
GEAR UP Website Launched
The GEAR UP program has launched a new website. The re-designed site focuses on the various programs and initiatives that the GEAR UP Hawai‘i grant supports. Since the launch of the site in April, it has received over 3,400 visits and 11,500 page views. To view the new site, click here.
New Hawai‘i P-20 Staff Join the Team
Hawai‘i P-20 continues to grow! The organization has welcomed several new staff members to its team:
- April Goodwin, Core to College Alignment Director
- Todd Ikenaga, SLDS Program Manager
- Renee Kimoto, Business Intelligence Analyst
- Thomas Yokota, Evaluation Specialist